Chester County, PA

Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1857
CHESTER COUNTY, situated at the southeast corner of Pennsylvania, with Schuylkill river on the northeast. Area, 729 square miles. Face of the country extremely diversified by mountains, hills, valleys and plains, with a soil equally varied, changing from rocky to the productive limestone valley, and the fertile loamy plain. Seat of justice, Westchester. Pop. in 1820, 44,455; in 1830, 50,910; in 1840. 57,515; in 1850, 66,438. (Fanning's, 1853)

Record Data

Place Unit Type
  County
Containing Unit

Note Cards

People

Birthplace of
 

Bailey, Joseph

Joseph Bailey, detail
Full name
  Joseph Bailey

Boyer, Gabriel

African American Soldier - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Gabriel Boyer

Buchanan, Andrew

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Andrew Buchanan

Bull, James Hunter

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  James Hunter Bull

Bull, Levi

Levi Bull, detail
Full name
  Levi Bull

Bull, Thomas Kempis

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Thomas Kempis Bull

Coffman, Wilmer

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Wilmer Coffman

Fell, Jesse Weldon

Jesse Weldon Fell, detail
Full name
  Jesse Weldon Fell

Grier, John Nathan Caldwell

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  John Nathan Caldwell Grier

Grier, Robert Smith

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Robert Smith Grier

Hanway, Castner

Castner Hanway in old age, bust view, detail
Full name
  Castner Hanway

Johnson, Owen

Owen Johnson, detail
Full name
  Owen Johnson

McCachren, Robert

Dickinson College Alumnus - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Robert McCachren

Pennington, Elias

African American Soldier - No photograph currently available
Full name
  Elias Pennington

Pennypacker, Elijah Funk

Elijah Funk Pennypacker, detail
Full name
  Elijah Funk Pennypacker

Roberts, John

African American Soldier - No photograph currently available
Full name
  John Roberts

Wilson, William Carlisle

William Carlisle Wilson, detail
Full name
  William Carlisle Wilson

Zook, Samuel Kosciuszko

Samuel Kosciuszko Zook, detail
Full name
  Samuel Kosciuszko Zook

Places

Contained places
 
Name Type
Charlestown Township, PA City or Town
Coatesville, PA City or Town
Compass, PA City or Town
Coventry Township, PA City or Town
Downingtown, PA City or Town
East Whiteland, PA City or Town
Elverson, PA City or Town
Ercildown, PA City or Town
Honey Brook, PA City or Town
Kennett Square, PA City or Town
Kimberton, PA City or Town
Oxford, PA City or Town
Parkesburg, PA City or Town
Phoenixville, PA City or Town
Warwick, PA City or Town
West Chester, PA City or Town
West Fallowfield, PA City or Town
West Vincent, PA City or Town
Westtown, PA City or Town